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BERNINI, Pietro (1562 - 1629), Painter, sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BERNINI, Pietro (1562 - 1629), Painter, sculptor

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 6 May 1562, in Sesta, near Florence; died 29 August 1629, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor.

He was the father of the Bernini whose youthful works are sometimes confused with his own. Pietro Bernini pursued his artistic studies under Sirigatti and Arpino. He painted a series of frescoes in Cardinal Farnese's palace in Caparola. It is thought that he also

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